With three races left, it's still a little early to consider anyone in control of the points in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, but at Unadilla, the two series' leaders tried to make an unpredicatable season slightly more predictable.
Ryan Villopoto and Dean Wilson swept the motos at the Rockstar Energy Drink Unadilla National, and both did it convincingly, without a real challenge down to the end of their races. For Villopoto, he said the edge came partially from his new 2012 Kawasaki KX450F, which made its debut at this race. And in the points, he was aided by another sub-par day from Chad Reed, who was only able to scratch and fight his way into the top five. And Ryan Dungey scored solid 2-2 finishes, but it wasn't easy, as Honda's replacement 450 rider Justin Barcia made a superb debut in his first motocross race on the big bike, getting up front in both motos and nearly holding Dungey at bay for second both times. In the second moto, Barcia held second all the way down to the last lap, buthe made a mistake and Dungey pulled up on him. Then Barcia got slowed by a lapped rider and got a bit out of shape on a big tabletop jump. He and Dungey collided on the landing, and Barcia went down hard while Dungey was able to get away. Barcia recovered for third, giving him third overall behind the Ryans.
There was no catching Villopoto, though. He took the early lead from Barcia in the first moto and Mike Alessi in moto two to roll to uncontested wins.
In the 250s, Wilson made short work of the field in both motos to take off with uncontested wins. In moto one, his teammate Blake Baggett climbed up to second despite an early fall, and so did his other teammate Tyla Rattray, who also fell early but rallied back to third.
The second moto was not as kind of Rattray, who crashed out early and scored zero points. Baggett had a small crash as well, and was only able to get to third this time, with Eli Tomac logging his best moto of the year with a solid second behind Wilson. That made Wilson, Baggett and Tomac the top three overall on the day.